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CONTAINING EVERY USEFUL WORD IN THE ENGLISH
TO WHICH IS ADDED
AN ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF VALUABLE INFORMATION
ALSO A COMPLETE
SUPPLEMENT OF NEW WORDS
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* A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in baskets of silver.
PROV. XXV. 11, New Version.
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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
NOV 15 1924
The object of the TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY is to present as great an amount of information in as convenient form as possible, and have it meet all modern requirements.
It contains all words in general use, including those scientific words, the knowledge of which is so necessary to every body.
Its spellings are in accordance with the latest eminent authorities.
Its definitions being full and accurate, and its pronunciations phonetic, make it of inestimable value to literary people, and indispensable for school use; for a child could pronounce correctly without further instructions.
It is compiled from the latest and most reliable sources thruout, and presents all words of recent coinage that have a recognized usage.
KEY TO THE PHONETIC SPELLING IN THIS WORK.
The vowels, unless marked, retain their short sound, as in lad, led, lid, lot, but, book. au or aw is pronounced as a in all, and ow as in now. The consonants retain their ordinary sounds.
Marked vowels are as follows, viz. : fāte, fär, mē, mine, mõte, müte, type, mõõn.
A. A is the first letter of the alphabet in most | Abdomen (ab-dōʻmen), n. the lower part of
languages; is used before nouns of the the belly. singular number, and before words begin- Abdominal qab-dom'e-nal), a. pertaining to ning with the sound of a consonant.
the abdomen. A (ā), n. the indefinite article ; the name of the Abdominous (ab-dom'e-nus), a. having a sixth tone in the major scale.
large belly. A back (a-bak'), ad. toward the back; back. Abduce (ab-dūs'), v. to draw or conduct away; ward; behind.
to withdraw. Abacus (ab'a-kus), n. a board or table for Abducent (ab-dü'sent), a. separating; draw
drawing or reckoning on; crown of a column. ing back. Abaft (a-baft'), ad. in or at the hinder part of Abduction (ab-duk'shun), n. act of carrying a ship; behind.
away by fraud or force. Abalienate (ab-al'yen-āt), v. to transfer the Abecedarian (a-be-ce-dā're-an), n. one who title of property,
teaches or learns the alphabet. Abandon (à-ban'dun), v. to give up; to de- Abed (a-bed'), ad. on or in bed. sert ; to forsake.
Aberrance (ab-er'rans), n. a deviation from Abandoned (a-ban'dund), a. deserted; given truth or right. up; corrupt.
Aberrant (ab-er'rant), a. differing widely. Abandonment (a-ban'dun-ment), n. state of Aberration (ab-er-ra'shun), n. 8 wandering being given up; total desertion ; lost.
from the right. Abase (a-bās'), o. to lower; toʻ humble ; to Abet (a-bet'), o, to aid; to help. degrade.
Abettor (a-bet'tor), n. one who abets, aids, or Abasing (a-bās'ing), a. very humbling.
incites another. Abasement (a-bās'ment), n. act of humbling; | Abeyance (a-bā'ans), n. a state of suspension humiliation.
or expectancy: Abash (a-bash'), v. to confuse or confound; Abhor (ab-hor'), v. to hate, detest, loathe, or to make ashamed.
abominate. Abatable (a-bāt'a-bl), a. that can be lessened | Abhorrence (ab-hor'rens), n. extreme haor abated.
tred; detestation. Abate (a-bāt), v. to moderate; to lessen; to Abhorrent (ab-hor'rent), a. detesting; abom. remit.
inating. Abatement (a-bāt'ment), n. act of abating; Abhorrently (ab-hor'rent-le), ad. with abhordeduction,
rence. Abatis (ab'a-tis), n. trees felled with branches Abib (ā'bib), n. the first month of the Jewish outward.
year. Abattoir (a-bat-wor'), n. a public slaughter-Abide (a-bid'), v. i. or t. (pret. and pp. abode), house.
to stay or dwell in a place; to wait for. Abba (ab'bå), n. father; a religious superior. Abiding (a-bid'ing), a. lasting. Abbacy (ab'bá-se), n. office and privileges of Ability (a-bul'le-te), n. power; means; skill; an abbot.
- pl. mental powers. Abbe (ab'bā), n. an abbot.
Abject (ab'jekt), a. mean; worthless. Abbess (ab'bes), n. the female superior of a Abjectness (ab'jekt-nes), n. meanness of nunnery.
spirit; baseness. Abbey (ab'be), n. a monastery or convent; Abjuration (ab-jóór-ā'shun), n. act of abjur
a church attached to a convent; pl. abbeys. ing. Abbotship (ab'bot-ship), n. the state or office Abjure (ab-jóór'), v. t. to renounce upon oath; of an abbot.
to retract. Abbot (ab'but), n. the superior or governor of Ablative (ab'la-tiv), a. denoting what takes an abbey.
away. Abbreviate (ab-brē've-āt), v. to abridge; to Able (ā'bl), a. having power; capable. shorten.
Able-bodied (ā'bl-bod-id), a. having strength Abbreviation (ab-bre-ve-ā'-shun), n. act of
of body. shortening or reducing; a contraction. Ablution (ab-lū-shun), n. the act of washing. Abbreviator (ab-brē've-a-tor), n. one who Ably (â'ble), ad. with ability. abbreviates.
Abnegation (ab-ne-gā'shun), n. self-dental. Abdicate (ab'de-kāt), v. to give up; to aban. Abnormal (ab-norm'al), a. against rule. don; to quit.
Aboard (a-bord'), ad. in a ship or boat. Abdication (ab-de-kā'shun), n. abandoning Abode (a-böd'), n. place of residence. of an office, right or trust; a surrendering. Abolish (a-bol'ish), v.t.to
repeal; to make void. Abdicative (ab'de-kā-tiv), a. causing or im- Abolishable (a-bol'ish-a-bl), a. that may be plying abdication.